Mechanical behaviour of stress absorbing membrane interlayers
Ogundipe, Olumide Moses (2012) Mechanical behaviour of stress absorbing membrane interlayers. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This study assesses the contribution of some selected stress absorbing membrane interlayers (SAMIs) on overlaid pavement performance in delaying the offset of reflective cracking using laboratory and full scale testing. Materials characterization were carried to have knowledge of the properties of the SAMIs and overlay and some of the properties were required as input for the finite element modelling. The characterization tests include the particle size distribution, penetration and softening point tests, dynamic mechanical analysis, indirect tensile stiffness modulus test (ITSM), indirect tensile fatigue test (ITFT) and repeated load axial test (RLAT). The interface bond was investigated using the Leutner shear test and pull off test. The assessment of the contribution of selected SAMIs on overlaid pavement performance in delaying offset of reflective cracking was carried out using a wheel tracking test supported by finite element modelling, a large scale pavement test facility test and a thermal cycling test.
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